Hancock Guest Cottages Austin vacation rentals and corporate housing are ideally located in central Austin minutes away from downtown, museums, the Capitol, Medical Center, and the University of Texas.

About Austin

Named for Stephen F. Austin, the so-called "Father of Texas," Austin is the center of the Lone Star State and is the gateway to the Texas Hill Country and the Highland Lakes.

As the state capital and home to the University of Texas, the city supports a politically charged and culturally rich environment. Austin is hip and high-tech and boasts a huge creative population of musicians, artists, and filmmakers.

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Visit the Capitol, 6th Street, the Warehouse District, the 2nd Street Design District, the Convention Center, the Long Center for Performing Arts, Whole Foods Headquarters Flagship Store, and the Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike trail and river for kayaking and to watch millions of bats.


The UT campus features the Harry Ransom Center, the Bass Performing Arts Center, the Blanton Museum of Art, the LBJ Library and Museum, and the Erwin Center.


South Austin sites include the South Congress SOCO District, Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, Barton Springs Restaurant Row, and St. Edward's University.


Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, so come join us for South By Southwest (SXSW), the Austin City Limits Festival, or for concerts at any of our numerous live-music venues in the 6th Street district.


Enjoy shopping at the new Mueller development, Whole Foods Market, the Central Market organic grocery store, Triangle Park, and the Farmer's Market. The Domain in North Austin offers fine shopping Dallas-style and IKEA fulfills your Swedish modern dreams.


Get out in nature at one of the numerous Texas State Parks within a one-hour drive of Austin.  Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center or the Botanical Gardens at Zilker Park.  Enjoy sailing and waterskiing at nearby Lake Travis and Lake Austin.


The Cottage is located 5 minutes from Austin Studios.  Austin is home to Friday Night Lights filming.

Austin Film Society
AGLIFF Film Festival
Austin Film Festival